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    Captured the composition well! Only tips I have...

    Captured the composition well! Only tips I have are pay attention to the shapes that are created in the negative space (area where the drawing isn't) and making your dark values darker. Keep it up!
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    2142248 One of the first few observations I made...

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    One of the first few observations I made was how contrast is used to further enhance the organic rhythm of the piece.

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    I love low key paintings like this, especially when the...
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    You're excellent at capturing the essence of the...

    You're excellent at capturing the essence of the painting with values! By analyzing your studies alone I'm gaining more of an understanding on how to speed up my paintings. I can already tell soon...
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    2141792 I love how each person has a story to...

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    I love how each person has a story to tell by their posture, as well as how delicately balanced the piece is with the ladies wearing lighter dresses.
    I tried to focus more on blocking out,...
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    Hahaha, yeah... I don't know if I want to move...

    Hahaha, yeah... I don't know if I want to move onto the next lesson until I can confidently make at least 3 in a row that completely capture the feeling in under an hour. Perseverance will get us...
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    I kinda felt like the majority of the views on my...

    I kinda felt like the majority of the views on my thread were from myself. :-\

    Thank you, Titiana, I appreciate those kind words. Let's keep spamming our threads with studies until we see...
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    Phenomenal... With shapes and value alone you...

    Phenomenal... With shapes and value alone you catch so much. I'm learning a lot from your studies! Keep 'em coming!
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    Seeing improvement in placement! I'm impressed!...

    Seeing improvement in placement! I'm impressed! You capture the mood of the painting extremely well with your rhythm. I always get too stuck on details so finishing pieces is hard for me.

    Your...
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    I did this while talking on the phone so I got...

    I did this while talking on the phone so I got carried away and I decided to just continue till finished


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    I see some placement errors (everything is slightly to the left), values are a...
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    2140506 I was tempted not to post this due to...

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    I was tempted not to post this due to the lack of improvement in it, but I can't just showcase my best on a progress assignment. I have to be able to look at my mistakes and learn from them....
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    I love pieces that effectively use darker values...

    I love pieces that effectively use darker values as emphasis.
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    The rhythm in this piece is very angular, creating a frame with the background and perfectly placing darker values in front of...
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    You've got a good eye for value and rhythm!...

    You've got a good eye for value and rhythm! Couple of things I could point out are placement and proportions are sometimes a bit off.

    A few things that help me with that are:
    1. Paying...
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    Thank you, Simensis! I'm definitely seeing the...

    Thank you, Simensis! I'm definitely seeing the progress of making these studies and appreciate the kind community.

    To lay down value I blur my vision (some people say squinting helps, not so much...
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    I choose pieces like this because I love how...

    I choose pieces like this because I love how efficiently economy can be used to tell so much.

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    The rhythm feels like it's rolling in from the sides, leading the eye towards the middle of...
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    Hey, Lido. Love 9, proportions are nearly spot...

    Hey, Lido. Love 9, proportions are nearly spot on! Only thing I could critique is darkening up the darker values to match original piece. I like to blur my eyes, although I hear squinting works for...
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    2139171 Observation: To contrast and bring...

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    Observation: To contrast and bring balance to the overall dark mood of the piece, a lighter, horizontal portion of the sky is made into a lighter value.
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    Had some computer issues impeding computer use,...

    Had some computer issues impeding computer use, but because I look forward to studies I tried my best to keep calm and resolve the issue before the end of the day! I see value, placement and contour...
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    Broken images, but once that is fixed I'll be...

    Broken images, but once that is fixed I'll be glad to critique!
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    2138678 The darkest value in the painting is put...

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    The darkest value in the painting is put next is put next to the primary emphasis to create contrast

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    There's a crescent shaped, wave like rhythm flowing through the painting....
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    2138348 Observation: Sense of depth is created...

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    Observation: Sense of depth is created the repetition and continuity of the forest, as well as the values becoming lighter from front to back. The lightest area is somewhat door shaped,...
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    2138200 Observation: Repetition and variety...

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    Observation: Repetition and variety present in the birds and the stances of the people. Arms spread like the birds above them. The rhythm is a flowy zigzag going from top to bottom
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    2137974 Observation: Another piece where...

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    Another piece where Wyeth uses the diagonal grid for the upper half portion, as if everything were pulled there.

    Uses darker values to create emphasis on the boat.

    The...
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    2137508 Laid the biggest shapes of values first,...

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    Laid the biggest shapes of values first, then I kinda focused too much on the water, but I feel like the biggest error came with using the fill tool on the mid grey area. Aside from that, I...
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    2137282 Observation: Emphasis on the character...

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    Observation: Emphasis on the character is created by contrasting the background with a darker value. It may just be the studies I've seen, but NC Wyeth has this diagonal grid work in a lot...
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    2137005 Values are off. Couldn't figure out...

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    Values are off. Couldn't figure out which tool to use for what in this piece.

    Observation: The underlying grid seems to go diagonally which draws attention to the head, while the black...
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